This packet was made to help our students meet the Arkansas 3rd Grade Science Framework ESS.8.3.5 - Identify areas in Arkansas that are the main sources of the following minerals: bauxite, novaculite, quartz crystal, diamond, and bromine
Each page of the journal prompts students to record the physical properties, common uses, and locations of each mineral within Arkansas as discovered through individual or whole-class research. The final page is a large outline of the state that students can use to show where all five minerals are found.
Also included is a resource page for teaching the minerals. It lists links to useful websites for research and a fun Brainpop game that allows kids to take on the job of mineral identification.
ADDITION 2/28/15 - It has come to my attention that some Arkansas teachers are also teaching on the mineral galena. I have now added an optional page on this mineral and an additional map page that includes it as well. I hope this is helpful! :)